Four arrested in connection with Liberty trailer theft

Posted Jan. 27, 2009, at 3:42 p.m.

BELFAST, Maine — The Waldo County Sheriff’s Department has recovered a cargo trailer stolen from Liberty earlier this month, and has arrested four men in connection with the theft.

David Linscott Jr., 27, of Searsmont was charged with theft by unauthorized taking and violation of conditions of release and is being held without bail at the Waldo County Jail.

Jason Kenney, 35, of Searsport was charged with theft by unauthorized taking, cultivation of marijuana, possession of marijuana and possession of cocaine and was later released on $1,000 bail..

Dennis W. Tripp Jr., 35, of Stockton Springs was charged with theft by unauthorized taking and violation of conditions of release and is being held without bail..

Edward A. Peaslee, 30, of Searsport was charged with theft by unauthorized taking, criminal simulation and possession of drug paraphernalia and is being held on $500 bail.

Chief Deputy Robert Keating said the 10-foot by 6-foot cargo trailer was taken from a home on Knowlton Shores Road in Liberty on Jan 5. The theft was reported by the press, and an alert newspaper reader observed a trailer fitting its description beside a residence on Deer Run Lane in Searsport.

Through a series of interviews, Detective Merl Reed and Deputy James Greeley learned that Linscott was involved in the theft and placed him under arrest. Linscott admitted the theft during a subsequent interview at the county jail, Keating said Tuesday.

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